Delayed Blogging Action

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I'm using the words of a dear friend today, "delayed action", and adding "blogging" to them to create the title for this post because it's true:

Sew Moni has been in serious "delayed blogging action".

I never like to make excuses for lack of blogging and I'm not starting now.

So what has caused such delay?!

We've been crafting, designing and simply living so much that it's hard decide what to blog about and honestly it's summer so who want to be in front of a computer :-)

On that note, these summer days of play and laughter days have surely been sweet and below are just a few pictures to share along with thoughts that were bouncing in my head at the time.

*****New students have graced our classes*****

^^^^Get ready for a new line of jewels from Greene & Sunset^^^^

~~~~Photo Shoots are our favorite~~~~They give us an excuse to explore new Williamsburg neighborhoods~~~~

////Could not and would not live without summer BBQ block parties/////

And more.

Let us know what you've been up to and send pics please.



Lingerie 101

Sunday, August 12, 2012

This weekend, we hosted a Lingerie Workshop at our Williamsburg Shop (it was totally fun!). Our students, June & Sylvia, made half slips from vintage lace and learned to add embellishments using simple hand stitching and beaded trims. Here's a few snap shots from the workshop...

Like what you see? Take a look at more student projects here.

Care to join next time? Find a sewing class or workshop that fits your schedule here.

Bicycles Baby

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bicycles on my mind..

1. Love the overlapping in this Duralee bicycle print

2. Find this cutie at WhipStitchFabrics

3. This Avelis Bicycle fabric goes way back.

4. Lovely whimsical bicycle illustration by BeckandLundy
xo- Aja

Patchwork Pillow

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Image via mad mim
Image via mad mim
Make a patchwork pillow for yourself using scraps of fabric and a simple zigzag stitch. Taking some inspiration from a designer Anthropologie pillow, Miriam Tribe makes her own version for a fraction of the price! Create this stunning pillow with her simple DIY.

Happy Crafting!
xo - Katie

The Mini Garden

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Image via Maize Hutton
Image via Maize Hutton

Love this idea of using vintage tea cups and mugs for a mini indoor garden. I think it would look pretty cute in my apartment.

Ho Hey !

Monday, August 6, 2012

So happy to have stumbled on this song tonight, but I have a feeling it's going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the week

"...took the bus to Chinatown, I'll be standing on Canal and Bowery..."

Ho Hey by The Lumineers


SEW Moni Presents: Fall Craft Pop-Up Shop

Monday, August 6, 2012

Join the SEW Moni Team for our Sunday Craft Pop-Up Shop series this fall!

We will be showcasing all things handmade from clothing to fashion accessories, d├ęcor items, stationary and more! We love supporting our local craft community and are excited to start the fall pop-up shop series.

Join us on...
September 2, 2012 11am-5pm
September 16, 2012 11am-5pm

SEW Moni Williamsburg
330 S. 3rd Street - Brooklyn NY 11211

If interested in becoming a vendor at the Pop-Up Shop please email

Hope to see you there! 

Get Twiggy

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Image via Fossil

Nature does it best and these twig candle holders are no exception. I love the way the light shines throw the twigs, it makes such a warm romantic glow! Take a look below and learn to make your own twig lights:

Glass candle holder
Adhesive for multi-surfaces (wood and glass)
Garden snips or wire cutters
Dry twigs

Image via Fossil

Image via Fossil
Step 1: Prep it
Wash candle holders with soap and water and dry well. Cut down the twigs to match the height of the candle holder.

Step 2: Glue it
Dab glue along twig where it will lay flush with the glass. Hold in place to allow glue to set-up before gluing the next twig. Continue until the glass is fully covered.

Image via Fossil

Step 3: Light it
Place votive inside of each holder and light. Arrange lights on a mantle, as a center piece for your dining room table or on your bedside table and let the ambiance begin.

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!
xo- Katie


Saturday, August 4, 2012

I've taken refuge in Colorado for a whole week with loved ones. I've been feeling quite low and thankfully their spirits along with positivity are reigniting my creative spirits. Here are a few pics of my trip this far. Mile High's flowers are most striking. I may just pick a few for my scrap book :-)

Do you scream for ice cream?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Image via Faith Durand
This might be the most amazing things I've discovered all summer. One ingredient ice cream...pure brilliance from the Kitchn! Cinnamon Dulce is my favorite. What's yours?

XO- SEW Moni Team

Take a Dip!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Image via I Spy DIY
Take your denim to a new level with this color wash out idea from I Spy DIY. With just a few materials and some simple steps you can give some summer lovin' to your favorite clothing pieces or thrift store finds.

Image via I Spy DIY
2 Buckets (One for bleaching and 1 for rinsing)
1 Gallon of Bleach

Step 1: Dip it
Fill up one bucket with bleach and dip your clothing into the bucket. Let it sit for 3 minutes in the bleach. 

Step 2: Rinse it
After removing your clothing from the bleach let it hang over the bucket to drain for 30 minutes. This will allow the bleach to work it's magic. Then fill up the other bucket with water and dunk the bleached portion of the clothing under the water to rinse out the bleach. 

Step 3: Dry it
After rinsing, let it air dry for about an hour to get the full color affect. 

Step 4: Wash it
Throw your newly bleached duds in the wash to get the bleach smell out. 

Image via I Spy DIY
 Can't wait to try this on my denim cut-offs!

XO- Aja

Graduating Class Highlights

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's the last week of classes for our July students and students are finishing up their projects. We're always excited to see the creativity come out in everyone's designs. Check out some snap-shots from our Beginning Sewing and Beginning Dress students:
Jin us for the next round of classes in August or September and make a reversible tote or dress for yourself!

XO - Katie


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